Haunted on Bourbon Street (Jade Calhoun Series: Book 1)

Haunted on Bourbon Street (Jade Calhoun Series: Book 1)

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by Deanna Chase
     
 

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Jade loves her new apartment— until a ghost joins her in the shower.

When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn’t count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy

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Jade loves her new apartment— until a ghost joins her in the shower.

When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn’t count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord.

Being an empath has never been easy on Jade’s relationships. It’s no wonder she keeps her gift a secret. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade, to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it’s up to Jade to use her unique ability to save her. Except she’ll need Kane’s help—and he’s betrayed her with a secret of his own—to do it. Can she find a way to trust him and herself before Pyper is lost?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033174126
Publisher:
Deanna Chase
Publication date:
07/22/2011
Series:
Jade Calhoun , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
354 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Deanna is a native Californian, transplanted to the slower paced lifestyle of southeastern Louisiana. When she isn’t writing, she is often goofing off with her husband in New Orleans, playing with her two shih tzu dogs, making glass beads, or out hocking her wares at various bead shows across the country. For more information and updates on newest releases visit her blog at deannachase.com.

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Haunted on Bourbon Street 4.2 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 712 reviews.
Goosegirl More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was good overall. However I kept getting frustrated with how the author does not describe the characters or Jade's surroundings. I still have no clue what the other characters look like which makes it hard to get a mental picture. I even went back to the beginning of the book to see if i accidentally skipped over her describing how Kane looked. Also, this may seem dumb but when she gets furniture for her apartment the author doesn't describe what it looks like, or how her apartment is decorated, so you don't get a real image of what Jade's surroundings look like. Maybe I'm being picky but I like being able to picture the characters' surrounding and the other characters in the novel. It helps me connect with the characters and feel like I've been transported into the book watching their lives. If the author would have been more descriptive I would have easily given this book another star.
Cycosfireball More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, had a hard time putting it down. It had just enough romance, unlike some books, where the sex parts make up the entire book. I will read the next one in the series for sure.
GladyGH More than 1 year ago
I was surprised it was as good as it was. It had suspense and interesting characters and enough sex to keep me reading lol. At the end I was left wondering about the other characters lives. I like that although its supernatural it's not exaggerated and it felt down to earth. Very much enjoyed it and I would have paid to read it. I can tell you it's much better then a lot of harlequin novels lol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good and interesting for a free read. Characters blend well together and the plot developed quickly and efficiently. The only thing it lacked was a better description of the characters, always good to have a mental picture of what they look like and that doesn't really come across. The paranormal aspect was very interesting, a bit scary and very descriptive. You get a very good feel for it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book.....i read it in one day.....just couldn't put it down. I just purchased book 2....hope it's as entertaining as this one!
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Highly enjoyable paranormal suspense with a lovely romance. Friendship and wonderful characters in New Orleans, now that's a combination not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book! I think i have a new favorite author! I felt like i was there, and there is no way not to fall in love with these characters! They are funny, sasy, and a loving group of people fiercly loyal to each other! I cant wait to read the next one! I hope there are many more Jade Coulhan books in the future!
DanaFS More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of pretty good reviews for this book but found myself disappointed. The character descriptions were weak...never got very attached to any of the people, even the main character. I think the plot could have had some twists and turns (I was hoping for at least one or two) but was lacking there also. Waste of time and a very mediocre story!
GladiolusWitherspoon More than 1 year ago
Entertaining fantasy ghost story for a light reality escape. It is "R" rated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book took me awhile to really into it. After about middle ways, I got interested and BAMMMM ! it was over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this book cant wait to read the other book
grisaille More than 1 year ago
I had high hopes for this book based on all the positive reviews, but I just could *not* get into it. I found the pacing to be slow, and the characters were not very engaging. I also found myself rolling my eyes at the immediate attraction between Kane and Jade -- look, yet another book in which the super hot and sexy guy immediately falls in love with our heroine! I stopped reading after about a hundred pages. I might pick it up again to see how it ends. Maybe. -- lyradora
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad I didn't let the negative reviews disuade me. Although this isn't the end all be all I liked the story...a decent portion of it anyway. The Good...At no point did I consider not finishing it. It was engaging yet I can't really put my finger on why. Ok...I guess that may not help you if you're looking for a reason to read this. Trying again...It was the story. I've never read books about aura reading etc...(don't want to give too much away). I also thought it was nifty to have the story set in a strip club in New Orleans. Btw...the name of the strip club is a hoot and it's a little disappointing that there aren't more of those little humor nuggets like that in the story. Side Note...if your looking for a great N.O. book you should try Kresley Cole and her Immortals After Dark series. In fact I would'nt be surprised if another reviewer hasn't mentioned it already...that's how much you can feel N.O. in her series. Give book 5 a try, Conrad and Neomi's story. The Bad...The characters, including the leads, Kane and Jade felt incomplete. It could be because the story is told through Jade's eyes only leaving you with her direct experiences and not much else. This is a mistep on the author's part and I could easily see liking this more if only she spent time with providing a little extra to give you a clearer picture of everything (especially the people). I gotta say...it was very smart making this a free book. You get a little taste and the story is just decent enough to leave you wondering what's going to happen next...and because it's a series and you know there is more to the story out there you can't help but want another nibble.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely love. Enjoy the combination of all things paranormal combined with the romance and twist of suspence!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the book. Story moved along and really held your interest. Definately moving on to next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was instantly intrigued and could not put this book down. Love the story and charactures!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great fast paced stoet. Loved the characters. Worth your time to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like to read mysteries and this caught my attention because I am traveling to New Orleans later this year. I thought the mystery was good but there was not a "flavor" of New Orleans. It was mentioned in the story but not as developed as I hoped
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait to read the next one in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read book 2.
Arrat More than 1 year ago
This book was okay, nothing exciting, just another paranormal romance. Jade an "empathy" has a ghost in her new apartment and she finds her new landlord to be steamy hot. The characters didn't have a lot of descriptions, I knew Jade has strawberry blonde hair, but that was about it .Over all the story I felt the story was predictable. ***spoiler Her apartment sounded small, so I wasn't sure how she got all that furniture into it, and it was too predictable that she needed furniture and the landlord just happened to have some downstairs. I was surprised no one figured out there were 2 ghosts. It was mention a few times that Jade needed to warn someone about the "creepy" guy but her warning was, watch out for that creep, and the reply was yeah there are a lot of them. She's in a strip joint and she couldn't be more specific? Considering how bad the guy made her feel, I didn't get why she didn't point him out to Kane or Pyper. I wish Ms Chase GL with her series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel as though Kane and Pyper should have gotten together. The character Jade seemed a little immature. I did not understand them getting together. It was an ohk book. The alternate reality was kind of hard to imagine in my head, also how Jade was supposed to look like was difficult to imagine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen next but I wanted to savor it and make it last as long as possible at the same time. It kept me intrigued  the entire way through. I cannot wait to purchase the next book in the series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has everything i did not know i was looking for... The first ever book paranormal fiction book i've ever read. Not to mention the book takes place in the place i've dreaming of going to forever. It left me wanting more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down. Normally not my type of story but it was great.